WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW men’s tennis standout Kosta Blank has been named First-Team Academic All-District and will move on to the national ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America at-large team administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A senior from Winnipeg, Canada, Blank was one of 10 student-athletes honored. His name will be placed on the national ballot with winners from seven other designated districts across the country.

Blank recently led the Seahawks to their third Colonial Athletic Association championship and fourth appearance in the NCAA Regionals. Blank and doubles partner Chris Cooprider will compete in the NCAA national draw next week at the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships in Champaign, Ill.

“We’re very pleased that Kosta has been recognized with this honor,” said Mait DuBois, UNCW’s sixth-year coach. “He has not only been a tremendous player for us over the last four years, but an outstanding student as well. He leaves a legacy that will be difficult to match.”

Blank, a First-Team All-Conference selection in singles and doubles, stands 15-5 in singles and 13-5 in doubles this spring. He and Cooprider are ranked 30th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association doubles rankings for the No. 53 Seahawks.

NCAA Division I – District 3 Winners

         

Wrestling

Matt Snyder

Virginia

 

Gr.

Lewistown, Pa.

3.84

Kinesiology

Swimming

Brent Sterling

Tennessee

 

Sr.

Knoxville, Tenn.

3.98

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Tennis

Sean Bailey

Austin Peay

 

Sr.

Manitoba, Canada

3.95

Corporate Communication and French

Swimming

Brandon Kingston

N.C. State

 

Sr.

Ontario, Canada

3.80

Biological Sciences

Fencing

Anthony Lin

Duke

 

Sr.

Portland, Ore.

3.86

Neuroscience & Computer Science

Golf

Brinson Paolini

Duke

 

Sr.

Virginia Beach, Va.

3.72

Psychology

Tennis

Kosta Blank

UNCW

 

Sr.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

3.90

Management Information Systems

Swimming

Andrew Strait

William & Mary

 

Jr.

Henrico, Va.

3.85

Mathematics

Tennis

John Banks

William & Mary

 

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C.

3.95

Economics

Swimming

Ryan Hawkins

Virginia Tech

 

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C.

3.65

Architecture